Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles cases surge 80%, other diseases could follow: UN

Measles cases have surged by nearly 80 percent worldwide this year, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the rise of the "canary in a coal mine" illness indicates that outbreaks of other diseases are likely on the way.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles cases, deaths surging in Afghanistan: WHO

A raging measles outbreak in Afghanistan infected tens of thousands and killed more than 150 people last month alone, the World Health Organization said Friday, warning of more deaths.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fears for Covid impact on measles after 2019 spike

The World Health Organization warned Thursday that COVID-19 restrictions had crippled measles vaccination efforts amid fears for the impact on cases and deaths following a spike last year.

Medical research

Australia is 'an island in a sea of measles'

Combating the resurgence of measles requires vigilant clinicians and sustained, high level vaccination coverage, because Australia is "an island in a sea of measles," according to the authors of Perspective published online ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN: Measles cases spike in numerous outbreaks worldwide

The World Health Organization says cases of measles are continuing to spike globally, with multiple large outbreaks being reported across Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles death toll in Samoa rises to 15: UNICEF

The death toll from a measles outbreak raging in the Pacific nation of Samoa has risen to 15, with most of the victims young children, UNICEF said Tuesday.

page 1 from 6